Ref.2018-0024_International Chief Technical Advisor
United Nations Development Programme
home-based with 4 mission to Kazakhstan
13 дней назад

Please note!

Your Proposal (max 10 MB) preferably to be submitted by email to : with the indication of Ref.2018-

0024 in the subject line not later than July 15, 2018.

For detailed information on the position, please refer to the and . Any request for clarification must be sent in writing, or by standard electronic communication to the following e-mail , copying

Background :

The objective of the project is to promote private sector investment in renewable energy in Kazakhstan to achieve Kazakhstan’s 2030 and 2050 targets for renewable energy.

The project targets both large-scale and small-scale renewable energy. The goal of this project is to achieve energy market transformation in Kazakhstan by significantly scaling-

up the deployment of renewable energy in electricity generation, from a 0.77% share of renewable energy to a 10% share by 2030, which makes for 10-

fold increase in renewable energy-based energy generation to be facilitated by the project. In large-scale renewable energy, the project will promote Kazakhstan as a prime destination for international investment.

Technologies will include wind energy and solar photovoltaic (PV). In small-scale renewable energy, the project will promote investment in RES for urban life , on-

grid small-scale renewable energy applications, targeting urban households and businesses; and RES for rural life , both on-

grid and off-grid small-scale renewable energy applications, targeting farms and rural SMEs. Technologies may include solar PV (roof-

top), solar water heating and small-scale wind. The project will promote the latest business and finance models for small-

scale RES developers (for example, third-party ownership models). The design and implementation of this project make use of the Derisking Renewable Energy Investment’ (DREI) methodology developed by UNDP, which is a model for quantitative and qualitative comparison of the cost-

effectiveness of different public instruments in promoting renewable energy investment.

The project is structured under three components :

Component 1 Large-Scale Renewable Energy : Policy and Financial Derisking Measures

Component 2 Renewable Energy for Life : Policy Derisking

Component 3 Renewable Energy for Life : Financial Derisking and Incentives with cross-cutting activities related to knowledge management, and monitoring and evaluation included within these components.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall supervision of the Project Manager the Chief Technical Adviser will have the following specific duties :

  • Provide technical expertise and strategic guidance to all project components, assuming quality control of interventions, and support the Project Manager in coordination of the implementation of planned activities as stipulated in the project document / work plan;
  • Support in the implementation of the financial derisking instruments and financial incentives (what includes but not limited with review and providing comments to the received applications from potential applicants-private investors);
  • Support introduction of the required changes to the project design and associated changes to the Project Document based on the outcomes of evaluations;
  • provide recommendations for the necessary changes in the Project Document that will serve as a basis for the following Project revision;
  • Promote project implementation through provision of policy advice, technical expertise and participation in the working and high-
  • level meetings with the key project stakeholders

  • Work closely with the Project Manager in coordinating and facilitating inputs of government agencies, partner organizations, scientific and research institutions, subcontractors, and national and international experts in a timely and effective manner;
  • Review key reports of national and international consultants and prepare comments to these reports;
  • Provide strategic advice on the overall project implementation strategy to the Project Manager;
  • Support the Project Manager in the preparation and implementation of project evaluations;
  • Support the Project Manager in reporting to the Project Board on the progress of project implementation, achievement of project results and impact in accordance with the project’s logical framework matrix;
  • Support the PMU in project-related meetings, as might be required;
  • Support Project Manager in establishing co-operation with international project partners.
  • Competencies

  • Competence in the field of energy, preferably in renewable energy area;
  • Excellent oral and communication skills;
  • Demonstrable analytical skill
  • Required Skills and Experience

    Education :

  • Master’s degree in Energy, Economics, Environmental Sciences or a closely-related field
  • Experience :

  • At minimum 10 years of experience in designing and / or advising technical assistance projects in the area of energy, preferably in renewable energy area, in the private sector (required) and with international organizations (preferred);
  • At least 7 years of experience working in the private sector on energy projects (preferably renewable energy projects) is required which includes experience with financing renewable energy projects and successful capital raising
  • As minimum 5 years of experience working with international institutions / organizations. Working experience within UN system would be an asset;
  • Experience and good knowledge of working on energy project in developing and / or transition economies, CIS countries;
  • Languages :

  • Fluency in spoken and written English and Russian (required)
  • Application procedure : Interested individual consultants must submit proposal (max 10 Mb), including the following documents / information to demonstrate their qualifications :

  • Duly accomplished Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability using the template provided by UNDP;
  • Personal CV and / or, indicating all past experience from similar projects, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate and at least three (3) professional references;
  • Brief description of why the individual considers him / herself as the most suitable for the assignment;
  • Financial Proposal that indicates the all-inclusive fixed total contract price, supported by a breakdown of costs, as per
  • Other documents confirming the work experience, knowledge and skills (qualification improvement certificates diplomas, awards, etc.
  • with total size no more than 1 Mb.

    preferably to the follwoing email to : with the indication of Ref.2018-0024 in the subject line not later than July 15, 2018.

    Only full submitted application will be considered!!! GTC to the IC can be found

    UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.

    All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

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